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  1. Hi guys, thanks for all the help. Just wanted to share the final solution for me, as a lot of those threads keep open without the actual clue in my experience. After letting that topic rest for a while, i have finally stumbled upon the piece of SW that solves all my issues...AWESOME! I have tried "Argus Monitor" and it let's me configure my whole system in a very detailled way, key features are being able to couple fan speeds to the 10s average of CPU temps and to the GPU temp-sensor: - CPU fan speed curve is coupled to the cpu temp-sensor (10s average): Fan silent at a constant 500rpm up to 50C then increasing; keeps system whisper silent andcpu temps low, unless there is actually load on the cpu; fan does not react to fast transients in cpu load anymore - case fans coupled to GPU-temp: once my GPU reaches 50C (only when running games) case fans speed up; constant low rpm for whisper silent operation in Windows, higher airflow, once i play games - graphics card fans coupled to GPU temp-sensor obviously, configured for whisper silent Windows operation but high rpms for below 65C at full load
  2. Using MSI Afterburner, I have set the fans on my 2070 Super to 35% until 50C/122F and to 70% above that. In that way I enjoy silent Windows operation at 35C/95F idle, while 100% GPU in games runs at around 62C/140-145F. Wearing a headset for gaming so moderate noise is not an issue for me.
  3. Playing on ultra 1440p on a 2070 Super and I am fine with getting 40-60fps. CPU is basically idling at 25-30% while GPU is obviously at 100%.
  4. Hi gents, Just feeling in the mood for sharing my experience, please do not read further if you don't care for that. Also console gamers, keep on loving your systems, don't want to start anything here. I have been a PC gamer from the late 80's (anyone cares about Wing Commander or basically any LucasArts game?) until about 2010, when I sold my gaming PC for lack of time. Built basically every system I have owned from scratch and really loved it. Couldn't stand not gaming at all after a while and bought a PS4 in 2016. Boy I was impressed at the visual quality but never befriended playing FPS with a controller. First game was Phantom Menace and I remember feeling like a complete idiot dying to every enemy I encountered. Went on to play a lot of BF1 which I honestly think is one of the best online shooters ever made and got the hang of it with some decent playtime put into it, finally scoring constantly among the first 20% on the scoreboard. Really liked the feel of the Martini, but never felt I was in control of aiming. Aiming for headshots kept being a dream for me. 2 weeks ago i surrendered to the urge of building a new rig and I am totally awe-struck. Playing some BF1 and I instantly was able to aim for headshots pulling of some really nice streaks and scoring first on the scoreboard for the last three games. Am blown away by the visual quality of playing RDR2 on 1440p ultra, especially the lighting is so much better than on Xbox One X and adds so much more mood and beauty. Don't get me wrong, I have the utmost respect for all the console pro gamers beasting using a controller, but I immediately felt at home with mouse and keyboard after being away for 10 (!) years or so. PS5 and XBox series x will be killer, but I personally could not be happier to come home again to PC gaming. Never mind this long, meaningless post, but I just had to share that :-) Regards Chris
  5. Narrdarr, 3700X Noctua NH-U14S 2 120mm case fans in a NZXT H510 (both back exhaust, as that is according to YouTube and my own tests the best configuration, front fans do basically nothing to temps) Gigabyte 2070 Super The underlying problem is imho, that I am using the cpu temp as the reference, when I should actually use the case air temperature. Given the lack of ressonance I assume this is not an issue for most of you...how have you in general configured your case fans then? Thanks
  6. Thanks for your reply Bombastinator, i think my cpu temps are fine, hovering around 33-35 C on average with 57C after some minutes of Prime95 on all cores. What I am seeing is the cpu temps being very reactive to slight load changes it seems which results in the cpu temp jumping above 50 and going back down to low 30s in a couple of seconds. I guess, that would be normal behavior, but please correct me if I am wrong.
  7. Hi, just got back into PC gaming and built myself a nice rig. The motherboard is a MSI X570 Tomahawk Wifi. - My initial issue might be well known. In order for the case fans not changing rpm during Windows idle times, i would need to set the inital curve flat until around 60C (the Ryzen 3700x changes freqs. etc. and although running at 35C most of the time, has sudden short jumps over 50C). So far, so good. - But what about gaming? Running Red Dead Redemption 2, my CPU hovers around 20%load/ 50C, but my GPU starts to generate a lot of heat at 100% load, so i would actually like my case fans to increase rpm already far below 50C. - In order to "buffer" the jumps under Windows, i have looked at the BIOS hysteresis options, but the MSI board only allows to set Up/Down times up to 1s which does not help to buffer sudden jumps in temperature (deadtimes of xx s would be needed). - so i thought about preset fan profiles: downloaded MSI Dragon Center (with a bad gut feeling) and you can actually change the profile in Windows, but the software sucks, no option to e.g. save a silent and a gaming profile for my needs So forum experts, any thoughts on my issue? Is there a tool, that allows for easy (one-click?!) fan curve changes, maybe even triggered by starting specific programs like games? Maybe use a dedicated case temp sensor and decouple the case fans from the jumping cpu temps? Any other thoughts? Thanks in advance! Chris EDIT: found out, that the BIOS actually allows to use different temp sensors (see attached picture), but am not 100% sure, whether e.g. system would be a good measure of "slow-changing" case temperatures. Can anyone help me out?